Stanford's Jonathon Riley Named Pac-10 Cross Country Athlete Of The Year

Dec. 14, 2000

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford's Jonathon Riley has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Year.

Riley, a senior from Brookline, Mass., captured first place at the Pac-10 Championships and took top honors at the NCAA West Regional. Riley then capped off the season with a tenth-place finish at the NCAA Championships to gain All-America honors for a fourth time.

Cardinal freshman Donald Sage, from Elmhurst, Ill., and Victoria Chang, from Honolulu, Hawaii, were named the Men's and Women's Cross Country Newcomers of the Year. Sage was the top freshman at the Pac-10 Championships with a seventh-place finish. His 48th place finish at the NCAA Championships helped the Cardinal to a fourth-place national finish. Chang finished fifth at the Pac-10 Championships and placed 20th at the NCAA West Regionals.

Vin Lananna, Stanford's Director of Cross Country/Track & Field, was named Pac-10 Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year. Under Lananna, the Stanford men's team captured their fourth conference title in the last five years. The Cardinal men finished fourth at the NCAA Championships. It's the third time Lananna has been honored as the league's Coach of the Year.

The honors were decided by a vote of the conference's cross country coaches.

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